1.    13 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Ubuntu & Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V

    Fake “Microsoft Official Promotion” Email Offers £450,000 Prize

    We begin the week with a fake “Microsoft Official Promotion” scam which attempts to convince recipients that they’ve won £450,000.

    They’re also apparently so desperate to have potential victims reply that they’ve attached the same PDF claim form to fill in three times:
    The email reads as follows:
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HAS WON £450,000.00 GBP (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling)‏

    It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes 2014/2015 organized by Microsoft, in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.S.P) held this 2015,in the Microsoft Head Quarters London United Kingdom, where your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in the 2nd category and therefore attracted a cash award of Ј450,000.00 (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling) Our winners are arranged into four categories with different winning prizes accordingly in each category.

    They are arranged in this format below:As a former Microsoft MVP, I received a lot of emails from MS and I can tell you that I never saw one using three exclamation marks in the subject line! Eventually the scammers mention what personal information they’re looking for:
    Source: Fake Email Offers £450,000 Prize | Malwarebytes Unpacked
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  2.    13 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 7,609
    Windows 10 IoT

    I get the We are from Microsoft.... Your PC is infected... scam phone calls about once a month. As soon as I say I'm a Microsoft MVP, click dial tone. I haven't got that e-mail, yet.
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